Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WA 94]

Podere Giodo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 96] [WA 94]

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About the Winery:
Giodo is made by esteemed consulting eonologist Carlo Ferrini (of Casanova di Neri and Castello di Brolio fame) from a tiny vineyard (about 1.5 hectares) that produces just 3,000 bottles (or 250 cases). Ferrini's fame is well-deserved: he was awarded "The Winemaker of the year" twice by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and has authored many 100-point Brunelli, too. Wine Spectator recently called him "one of Tuscany's great winemakers." He began producing Giodo in 2009. 

About the Wine:
Aromas of blueberry, plum, flowers and sweet spices, chocolate and event citrus zest. Medium - full body with velvety tannins and long, fruity finish. Outstanding balance and finesse.

Grapes: 100% Sangiovese - from 16 different clones of the best Sangiovese vines
Soil: Calcareous with chalk and fossilized shells
Age of Vines: 15 years old
Fermentation: In Stainless Steel Tanks, with approx. 20 days of skin contact
Aging: 24 to 30 months in barrels and 12 months in bottle
Production: 500 cases per year

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - James Suckling:
"Fascinating plum, light chocolate and citrus undertones. Medium to full body, medium, velvety tannins and a soft and medium-fruity finish. All in reserve and balance. A wine to get. Drink or hold." (December 1, 2016)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Carlo Ferrini has now put three vintages of Giodo under his belt. This is the consulting enologist's personal property in Montalcino. Carlo felt the need to stretch his creative muscles and this avowed “Sangiovesista” set his sights on Montalcino. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino is not as dense or rich as the two previous vintages released. This wine offers a subdued and streamlined personality that pegs it closer to classic Sangiovese without the exuberance - and irresistible controversy - that we can expect from this talented Tuscan winemaker. In fact, the wine shows little of Carlo's personal style that prizes density, opulence and concentration. Wild berry, pressed violets and spice rise from the bouquet. The wine is firm, delineated, muscular and powerful in terms of textural finesse. I feel confident of its aging potential. The mouthfeel will flesh out further with more time in the bottle. That said, I admit to feeling nostalgic for the grandeur and opulence that I associate with Carlo's vast portfolio of great wines. Go for it Carlo! Show us your stuff. This is a bashful vintage that I don't associate with your signature style." - Monica Larner (Feb 2017)